3 Tablespoons butter
¼ Teaspoon salt
¼ Cup milk
1 Cup flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1 Cup sugar
1 Tin pie apples
1 Small tin of condensed milk (can add ½ cup of milk)
Beat butter and sugar well
Add eggs and beat well
Add milk and dry ingredients alternately
Pour half of the dough into a buttered baking dish and pack the apples in layers
Pour the other half of the dough over the apple pieces
Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes or until ready (test with skewer)
Heat the condensed milk with half a cup of milk and pour over the tart while it is hot (alternatively, use condensed milk only)
If you’d like to bake a simple cake, double the recipe and allow approximately 1 hr and 10 minutes of baking time. Pour the condensed milk syrup over the top and then lightly whip Nestle dessert cream and pour it over the topping once it has set.
And if you’re up to it… let the kids decorate it (as Oliva did below – J is for Jean, her much-loved grandmother)
‘Happiness is the biscuit mill market,’ said Starwalker. ‘How about oysters and champagne for breakfast?’
Those were the last words I heard from SW. I was taken up and away by the crowds and by the time we found each other again (about an hour later), le champagne had gotten warm and had been dutifully drunk by SW.
If you live in Cape Town (or are visiting) and you haven’t been to The Biscuit Mill market yet, here’s a peek (although there aren’t any pics of the top hot food section as it was way too busy to get any pics worth posting).
Best you get there soon! It’s open every Saturday between 9am and 2pm. The address is Old Biscuit Mill Complex, 373 – 375 Albert Rd Woodstock (directions).